Ayurvedic Doctor (24 Month)
The Āyurvedic Doctor program (AD) provides the most advanced study in Āyurveda, including the study of the classical texts that are the bedrock of Āyurvedic study. The program focuses on a deeper contextual meaning of Āyurveda. Students will have a deeper understanding of the Sanskrit language, the slokas, and the traditional teachings of Āyurveda. This program provides the most advanced study in Āyurveda, including the study of Western medicine to tie both Eastern and Western medical protocols together. The program's focus is on strengthening the practitioner's understanding of Western disease, pathology, and assessment.
Upon completing the Āyurvedic Doctor program, a student should have specific competencies or learning objectives:
- The student will understand the connection between Western diagnosis and Āyurvedic diagnosis and treatment.
- The student will be able to understand the classical texts and recite the slokas.
- The student will be able to assess, diagnose and design a complete treatment plan creating tailored disease management protocols according to each individual need.
- The student will be able to complete a Marma session with an understanding of the points and their functions.
- The student will be able to comprehend social, spiritual, and ethical principles involved in Āyurvedic practice.
- The student will be able to accurately assess pulse readings to uncover disease before it manifests.
- The student will be able to utilize herbal formulations in their practice.
- The student will gain practical skills in developing treatment plan protocols.
- The student will be able to utilize Western assessment techniques to provide the most comprehensive treatment in their Āyurvedic practice.
- The student will be able to present a thesis on a clinical specialty. This capstone master's project represents the culminating educational experience for the AD student.
|SA3201||Advance Clinical Assessment|
|SA3202||Advance Dravyaguṇa Śastra|
Advance Bhaiṣajya Kalpanā
|SA3204||Advanced Kāyacikitsā I
Rasavaha Srotas - Jvara (Fever) / Pāṇḍu (Anemia)
|SA3205||Advanced Kāyacikitsā II
Raktavaha Srotas - Raktapitta (Bleeding disorders), Dāha (Burning sensation), Vātarakta (Gout), Kāmalā (Chronic liver diseases: Hepatitis B & C and non-alcoholic fatty liver Disease, Jaundice)
|SA3206||Advanced Kāyacikitsā III
Māṃsavaha Srotas: Granthi (Tumors), Galagaṇḍa (Goiter), Gaṇḍamālā (Swollen lymph nodes)
Medavaha Srotas: Sthaulya (Obesity)
|SA3207||Asthivaha Srotas: Asthigata vāta and Sandhigata vāta (Osteoarthritis), Āmavāta (Rheumatoid arthritis), Asthikṣaya (Osteoporosis / Osteopenia)|
|SA3208||Advanced Kāyacikitsā IV
Mūtravaha Srotas: Mūtradāha - Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Mūtraśmari (Urinary stones), Mūtrakṛcchra - Dysuria (painful urination), Mūtrāghāta (Suppression of Urine)
Śukravaha Srotas: Klaibya (impotency), Mūtragranthi Arbuda (Prostate cancer and benign tumors)
|SA3209||Advanced Kāyacikitsā V
Purīṣavaha Srotas: Grahaṇī (IBS), Atisāra (Diarrhea), Arśas (Hemorrhoids)
Annavaha Srotas: Ajīrṇa (Indigestion), Aruci (Anorexia), Cardi (Vomiting), Amlapitta (Acidity), Ānāha (Abdominal distension), Udara Śūla (Abdominal pain), Kṛmi (parasites)
|SA3210||Advanced Kāyacikitsā VI
Pranavaha Srotas: Kāsa (Cough), Śvāsa (Asthma), Hikkā (Hiccups)
Udakavaha Srotas / Aṃbuvaha Srotas: Tṛṣṇā (Thirst), Prameha (Diabetes), Śotha (Edema)
|SA3211||Advanced Kāyacikitsā VI
Manovaha Srotas: Unmāda (Schizophrenia), Smṛtibhraṃśa (Memory loss)
Majjāvaha Srotas: Pakṣavadha (Paralysis), Ākṣepa (Tremors), Kampavāta (Parkinson’s), Apasmāra (Epilepsy), Gṛdhrasi (Sciatica)
|SA3212||Introduction to Śālākyatantra: Ear, Nose, and Throat
Śuṣkākṣipāka (Dryness of the eyes)
Timira (Myopia and other vision problems)
Brief description of Ear, Nose and Throat diseases
|SA3213||Kaumārabhṛtya I: Pediatrics & Obstetrics|
|SA3214||Kaumārabhṛtya II: Gynecology
Ārtavavaha and Stanyavaha Srotas: Yonivyāpad (Uterine diseases), Pradara (Vaginal discharges of two types), Stanyarogas (Breast diseases)
|SA3216||Advanced clinical Assessment Understand basics
Western diagnostic and medical reports
Basic introduction to surgery (Śalyatantra)
Rasaśāstra (Minerals, herbal minerals, and metals)
|SA3218||Āyurvedic Clinical Case Studies|
|SA3219||Clinical Practicum / India Gurukula / Clinical Camps / Bhaiṣajya Kalpanā Practicum / Pañcakarma III*|
24 Two-Day in class Weekend and Friday Zoom sessions
5 Three-Day weekend intensives - In class Supplemental Courses
- Āyurvedic Assessment and Pulse diagnosis
- Āyurvedic Pharmaceutics / Practical Bhaiṣajya Kalpanā
- Marma Cikitsā level II
4 weekday Livestream Allied Courses
- Sanskrit Basic I – Devanagari, transliteration, basic compounds
- Classical scriptures - Bhagavad Gita / Upanishads
- Sanskrit Basic II – Sanskrit for Āyurveda
- Vedic Astrology - Basics 1 through 4
- Vedic Counseling - Using the Vedic Sciences as a means to treat and understand your client and offer guidance to live a dharmic life
Master Thesis: Students of the AD Program are required to select a clinical specialty suggested in this program and present a thesis related to the subject. Following completion of the capstone projects, students present their projects to faculty at a formal poster session. This capstone master's project represents the culminating educational experience for the AD student.